Making a Difference
When Pat Bridge, of Scottsburg, heard about the Forever Tree Society, she immediately knew she wanted to do something in memory of her parents, Laurence and Myrtle Bridge.
They were lifelong residents and farmers in Johnson Township, Scott County. Myrtle was a charter member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild and Laurence was a committee member of the Agriculture Stabilization Office for many years.
They were both members and very active in the Pisgah Methodist Church. “Honest, family oriented, hardworking and Christians,” says Pam Mosley, Pat’s only child and Laurence and Myrtle’s only grandchild.
After learning more information about the Forever Tree Society, Pat decided to establish the Laurence and Myrtle Bridge Memorial Fund. She likes the concept that because of the unrestricted gift, the board can decide where the money is best needed. She was also able to participate in the matching funds program that the Foundation Board of Directors offered as an incentive to donors.
The program is perfect for Pat because any other donors in the family or friends can donate to the fund at any time in any amount in Pat’s name, even as a birthday or holiday gift to Pat. And through establishing a Forever Tree Society fund, Pat was able to fulfill her goal of giving back to the community that has given so generously to her over the years.